Introducing the lightest L-mount lens by Panasonic to date*, the Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 Lens, a super-compact and lightweight normal-zoom lens option for any full-frame L-mount mirrorless camera. With a range spanning from ultra-wide 20mm to 60mm standard/portrait, it offers fantastic versatility for everyday or travel photography - capturing subjects from landscape to lifestyle & portrait images. At just 350 grams, the lens is lightweight, compact and easy to carry.
With stunning close-up capabilities permitting working with subjects as close as 15cm with a 0.43x magnification for near-macro performance the lens’ wide viewing angle makes it easy to shoot in confined spaces indoors - particularly well suited for product or food photography.
In terms of optics, the lens incorporates a series of aspherical, high refractive index, and low dispersion elements to control a variety of aberrations and realize a high degree of clarity and sharpness. Comprising 11 elements in 9 groups, the use of 2 aspherical lenses and 3 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses effectively suppresses both axial chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration of magnification. Astigmatism is also corrected with these aspherical lenses, achieving high resolving performance. Furthermore, a UHR (Ultra-High Refractive Index) lens achieves uniform image quality from the centre to edges of the image while contributing to downsizing of the lens unit. The filter diameter is 67 mm, with a 9-blade circular aperture diaphragm.
The Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 Lens further adds to its credentials with a rugged dust/splash-resistant design to withstand use under harsh conditions down to a temperature of -10 degrees Celsius. In addition, a fluorine coating on the front lens element repels water and oil for easy cleaning.
*As of May 2020.
Well suited to the modern content creator, the lens is equally accomplished in photo and video scenarios. Its high-speed, high-precision AF performance works well for freezing fast action and tracking moving subjects.
A smooth zoom control ring is combined with a smooth electronically controlled aperture for excellent video results, even in difficult lighting conditions. In addition, the silent design of the lens is perfect for sensitive scenarios such as speeches and ceremonies while also ensuring audio capture is not compromised.
The highly-versatile Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 Lens offers a maximum magnification of 0.43x from an impressive close focusing distance of just 15cm you can capture everything from vast landscapes to intricate details. This lens' abilities to portray subtle detail and textures make it well suited to maximise the resolution of your S Series full-frame Panasonic camera.
The optical construction of the Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 Lens consists of 11 Elements organised into 9 Groups. The optical formula includes:
The Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 Lens array of lens elements work combined to effectively minimise spherical distortions and suppress chromatic aberration for sharp, high-contrast stills and video with great corner-to-corner consistency.
Thanks to the specialised optical construction this lens offers both a compact size and low weight, but also outstanding resolution across the entire frame.
Complementing the rugged build and philosophy of the Panasonic S Series camera range, this lens is dust, splash and Freeze-resistant down to -10°C giving you the confidence to hang-out-waiting for that 'perfect moment' just a little longer.
To make everyday photography with your full-frame S series camera easier the Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 Lens also incorporates a fluorine coating on the front element to repel dirt and smudges - both ensuring maximum optical clarity and assisting your lens cleaning routine.
|Focal Length||20 to 60mm|
|Maximum Aperture||f/3.5 to 5.6|
|Lens Mount||Leica L|
|Angle of View||94° to 40°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||5.91" / 15 cm|
|Optical Design||11 Elements in 9 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||9, Rounded|
|Filter Size||67 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||3.05 x 3.43" / 77.4 x 87.2 mm|
|Weight||12.35 oz / 350 g|